ENGL 359
Unrequited Love Spring 2020
Division I

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In unrequited love, one confronts, in a deprivation as primal, almost, as hunger, the limits of one’s power to shape the world, discovers the radically alien nature of others’ desires and minds. This course will explore the many complexities of that painful mismatch, and the ways its unresolved contradictions—one is at once singular and replaceable, for instance, trapped in a place simultaneously fated and contingent—leads one to large, intractable literary and aesthetic questions (character, psychology, social embeddedness, ethics). Readings will include texts from many historical periods, fields, and genres: philosophy, psychoanalysis, novels, poems, opera, film, for example.
The Class: Type: Seminar
Limit: none
Expected: 25
Class#: 4045
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: about 20 pages of writing, distributed as students wish, between midterm and finals. There may also be a few short (less than a page) informal writing responses
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: majors
Distributions: Division I

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